A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie Herring Hooks)

A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie Herring Hooks)

Samuel Bridgewater


Belize's Chiquibul wooded area is likely one of the biggest ultimate expanses of tropical wet wooded area in crucial the US. It varieties a part of what's popularly often called the Maya wooded area. Battered by means of hurricanes over hundreds of thousands of years, occupied through the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this environment has verified its striking ecological resilience via its persevered lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its heritage of disturbance, or even partly due to it, the Maya woodland is ranked as a massive local biodiversity scorching spot and offers a number of the final local habitats for endangered species corresponding to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A average heritage of Belize provides for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya woodland, and Belize extra widely, in a structure obtainable to a favored viewers. it truly is dependent partially at the examine findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas learn Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The e-book is exclusive in demystifying the various huge clinical debates concerning rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do natural world evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" via concentrating on the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this publication illustrates how technology has solved a few of the riddles that when confused the likes of Charles Darwin, and in addition exhibits the way it may also help us in handling our planet and wooded area assets properly within the future.

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